Clarizen upgrades SaaS project management platform

Summary:In the latest version of its project management software, Clarizen gives managers more granular permissions and team members more control over their dashboards.

Project management firm Clarizen announced this morning a new version of its software-as-a-service enterprise platform that gives managers more flexibility over their team.

The new version, 5.4, includes customization and permission capabilities that give managers more granular controls for permissions, including on a project-by-project basis. On the end-user side, the new version makes it a bit easier to customize which tasks and assignments are viewed.

The new release also includes performance improvements and a "show me how" button; many of the new features are in response to user feedback, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company says.

NBC Universal, Frito-Lay and NASA are among Clarizen's customers. An SMB version of its software runs about $25 per user per month; the enterprise version costs about $40 per user per month.

"Our top priority is to create a solution that seamlessly integrates the work pipeline, where project teams can easily adapt their work styles to fit the software and not the other way around," said Clarizen product VP Rachel Hadas.

In April, the six-year-old company launched mobile applications for iOS and Google Android, as well as a browser-based project toolbar that integrates with Microsoft Outlook.

Topics: CXO, IT Employment

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